This is the prevailing theme at all four parks in Ambler. As someone who doesn’t own a dog, I hadn’t given it much thought until recently. The topic has come up several times on the Ambler facebook page and it seems that there are many residents who are in favor of at least one of our parks becoming dog friendly. There is a large number of dog owners in Ambler, that is evident when walking or driving through town and also at the Ambler Main Street community events, particularly the most recent, Dog Days! One of the many wonderful things about Ambler is that it is a walkable town, having to put Fido in the car to visit a quasi-local dog park seems contradictory to one of the major benefits of living in town. With so many dog owners, doesn’t it make sense to have a dog friendly park in the borough, within walking distance? In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer! I suspect many residents, and four legged friends alike, would be happy if any of the parks were to allow dogs, I think Ambler Borough Park is the perfect spot. It is a beautiful, tucked away park that encompasses almost nine acres, complete with a large play area, walking paths and a creek. It is well maintained by the borough and there seem to be few who use it. If you would like to see a dog friendly park in Ambler please comment below and let’s get the ball rolling!
Saturday is going to be a beautiful day for Ambler’s first Art Stroll! Here is a list of participating artists and their location in town for the stroll. The Stroll is from 11-5pm and most restaurants have extended their restaurant week specials through Saturday night, hope to see you there!
Michael Heffernan- Handcraft furniture, cutting boards
Finn McCool’s parking lot
Tim Weiser- Pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic
Rose Manteghian- Jewelry, small sculpture, greeting cards and more
Michael Moore- Oil paintings, watercolor, charcoal and graphite drawings
Pamela Martin- Fine Art Photography
Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian- Paintings
Ara Zeibarian- Abstract Geometry Painting
Thom Iannacci- Jewelry
Laney’s Kids Boutique
Anthony Casasanto- Oil and pastel paintings
Vanessa Sychak- Oil painting and Ink on cloth
Paul Mitchell School
Melissa Nucera- Fine Art prints and jewelry
Karen Frank- Acrylic paintings on canvas and mixed media
Lina Y Minicucci- Oil paintings
Elizabeth Rozsa- Photography
Lynnette Shelley- Fine Art, originals and prints
Marnita Kidd-Love- Acrylic paintings
Ambler Flower Shop
Elizabeth Snowdon- Watercolor
Tina Antonucci- Acrylic, pencil
Free Shop & Salon Envy
Judith Greenleaf Finore- Oils, acrylics and watercolor
Kathleen Sheehan- Oil paintings, wood cuts, mixed media
Mike Muir- Large canvas oil paintings
Carolyn Powers- Embroidered tapestries
Tonya Bhagwat- Mixed media
No Bare Walls Framing
Judy Miller- Photography
Ambler Theater or Ambler Flower Shop
Information is subject to change.
Grab your pooch and join the Dog Days Parade, Saturday, August 6 at 10:00am. The parade kicks off at Ambler Savings Bank and heads through town down Butler Avenue and ends on North Main Street where there will be judging and awards! Register below and have a blast
Ambler’s first Restaurant Week is getting a lot of press! Check out a few of the articles below, please share if you’ve come across others.
It’s hard to believe that July 4th is right around the corner; many say it marks the beginning of the end of summer, but I refuse to buy into that. There is still plenty of summer left and what better way to enjoy it than to take in a fabulous pyrotechnic display! Celebrate Independence Day at these Montco spots where you can bring a blanket and enjoy an evening of fireworks…
July 1 (rain date July 2), dusk
Wissahickon High School, 521 Houston Road, Ambler 19002
July 4, dusk
Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Ave, Abington 19001
July 3, dusk
Sutcliffe Park, West 9th & Freedley Street, Conshohocken 19428
July 4, dusk
Eagleville Park at the Lower Provodence Township Complex, 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville 19403
July 4, 9:30pm
Narberth Park, Chet Tyson Pavillion, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth 19072
July 4, dusk
Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave, Pottstown 19464
July 4, dusk
Palmer Park, Between Heckler Rd & Creamery Rd, Skippack 19474
July 4 (rain date July 5), dusk
Heuser Park, W Beidler Rd & Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia 19406
Thanks to Ambler friend and artist, Martin Slamon, for creating this awesome flyer! Check him out at http://digidigidigi.com/.
Registration for the Ambler Art Stroll is still open! Join us Saturday, July 16, 11-5pm in downtown Ambler for our first ever Art Stroll. Register here.
This is seriously the last thing my “diet” needs! First, Massa opens, with its delicious pizza (I want the prosciutto pizza on a consistent basis, it’s a problem), now donuts?! I shudder to think that Rosey’s BBQ will be open in just a few short weeks. Needless to say, my diet had to be put on hold for at least one more day (never said that before) and it was well worth the delay, Ambler Donuts donuts are awesome!
The shop is small but has a wide variety of donuts, bagels, muffins, coffee and the like; all baking is done on site. The owner, Patrick, was manning the register and he was happy to report that they had a good amount of traffic for their first day open. I stopped by later in the day so they were out of a few selections, one of which Patrick says is the best, Blueberry Pie. Also no glazed, I know, an old standby but one of my faves.
There are only two of us so I couldn’t justify more than four donuts; we got a chocolate glazed, Bavarian creme, cinnamon sugar and… RED VELVET! Maybe I’m out of touch with the donut world, but I’ve never heard of a red velvet donut before. They were all delicious and not too sweet like many other donuts, that must be why we had no problem putting away four of them in record time.
Typically now would be the time to tell you the hours and other pertinent information, but I must admit that as soon as I walked in I was overcome by the heavenly smell and all of my “journalistic responsibility” went out the window, sorry ’bout that folks. I’ll check back with them and update as a comment here, wait, that means I’ll smell that smell again… damn the diet (I’ve never said that before either)! If you’re there before I am please leave the hours and info we should know below. I do know that they have a drive-through, kinda hard to miss
One last thought, donut or doughnut???
Sunday: 6am – 3pm
Last week my guy and I had tickets to see The Dave Brubeck tribute at the Ambler Theater, as usual I was jonesing for pizza, so we stopped at Massa before the show. Fortunately we got the window seat and I, of course, was facing out Before dinner arrived we were deep in conversation and all of the sudden over my beau’s shoulder I saw a hawk dive straight down towards the street in front of Borough Hall. A few feet from the ground it made a hair pin turn and headed down Butler Ave. I sprang from my seat and grabbed my phone (aka camera), as I peered out the window I saw him sitting on top of the Ambler sign at the theater. Being the Ambler aficionado and bird lover that I am, I tore out of the restaurant hoping to get a shot of him up there, I mean could there be a more perfect perch in town? Luckily this red tailed hawk was still sitting pretty when I made it outside, the pictures are poor as I only had my phone, but better than nothing. This totally made my night!
Ambler welcomes Massa Pizza and Grill to town! Here is a peek at the menu and some photos, I’ll share my experiences in detail later this weekend but I’ve been there twice and have had great meals. Give them a try this weekend (closed Easter Sunday)!